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12/23/13 Update on Presidential Transition

Mon, 2013-12-23 11:59 -- Anonymous (not verified)

The Board of Trustees has nearly completed the hiring process for Interim President.  Candidates were interviewed and met with interested members of the community over the last two weeks. We appreciate all of the comments that we have received and we will make an announcement about our selection as soon as possible.

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Alumna Doyle Canning and The Center for Story-based Strategy

 

I met Doyle Canning (BA EDU '02) this fall during the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Day of Mourning is organized every year on Thanksgiving by the United American Indians of New England and builds a powerful counter-narrative about Thanksgiving.

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto: On the Birth of Clockhouse

Wed, 2013-12-11 14:24 -- Anonymous (not verified)

 

On November 1st, a new national literary journal was born.  Clockhouse was the dream of two of my master’s degree candidates in the MFA in Creative Writing program my very first semester teaching at Goddard.  Led by a group of alumni, editorially-independent, the journal they imagined was nevertheless essentially of Goddard, for Goddard; you could even say it was a gift to the college and the program they grew out of and loved.

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Elena Georgiou: Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied...

 

For all the people who just wrote to ask me how to improve their work, see below:

After twenty-two years of helping people to improve their writing--this applies to all genres--the top ten bits of advice come down to four.  I'll leave it to a famous writer to pass on, since I love her work and people seem to listen more closely to the famous:

Zadie Smith (pictured above): 

1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.

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